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Stearns Lab

Research Interests

Cell polarity, centrosomes

Research Area

The central question behind our work is how the centrosome and primary cilium control cell function and influence development, and how defects in these structures cause a remarkable range of human disease, ranging from cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and obesity, to neurocognitive defects including mental retardation, schizophrenia, and dyslexia.

Current Members

Stearns, Tim (Principal Investigator/Director)


Institution: Stanford

Web Page:

Personal Phone: 650) 725-6934

General/Lab Fax: (650) 724-9945